Friday (12/7) Symposium Instructions

The final assignment of History 299 provides an opportunity to check out History and American Studies Senior Thesis presentations. Instead of class on Friday, please attend at least one session of the Symposium this friday and then file a report.

Here’s how:

a) Check out the symposium schedule and find a session in which you’re interested. You may attend one at 9 am, the regular time of our class (which is cancelled), or any other hour’s panel that suits you.

b) Stay for the full 50-minute session, enjoying the talks and Q+A, then do the following:

c) Send an email to Dr. Fernsebner (sfernseb [at] umw [dot] edu) by noon on Monday (12/10) in which you write a review of the presentations. Key points to hit:

– what was the session you went to?

– provide a short summary of each of the presentations (focus, content, key points of analysis made…) What did you find interesting about the talks?

– and, finally, consider the presentation style / approach of each presenter: what were the strengths and weaknesses of their public presentations? Consider this a way to brainstorm what you will do (or avoid doing) at your next public presentation…



—> Please include your review within the body of the email (not as an attachment).

—> The review must be received by noon on Monday (12/10) to be credited.

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